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I'm not seeing the CNC machine there... Gonna make this lazy guy to YouTube and watch a video instead of just downloadfile Sam's STL file and printing it. :grinning-squinting-face:
I saw someone else on thingiverse had a cnc machine. That would be a hard sell to the mrs. after the printer. She's happy about the dog though, so that's nice. Also commented "it's just putting more plastic in the stream" so now I'm looking into recycling methods.
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Nice. I tried the tinkercad that Tim sent me from the file, but aspects were harder than I wanted, namely centering pieces on each other.
 

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I saw someone else on thingiverse had a cnc machine. That would be a hard sell to the mrs. after the printer. She's happy about the dog though, so that's nice. Also commented "it's just putting more plastic in the stream" so now I'm looking into recycling methods.

Nice. I tried the tinkercad that Tim sent me from the file, but aspects were harder than I wanted, namely centering pieces on each other.
use the align tool!
 

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I saw someone else on thingiverse had a cnc machine. That would be a hard sell to the mrs. after the printer. She's happy about the dog though, so that's nice. Also commented "it's just putting more plastic in the stream" so now I'm looking into recycling methods.

Nice. I tried the tinkercad that Tim sent me from the file, but aspects were harder than I wanted, namely centering pieces on each other.
Use the measuring tool (carpenters square). You have to do math some, but what's CAD without math?
 
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use the align tool!

Use the measuring tool (carpenters square). You have to do math some, but what's CAD without math?
I'll play around more this week. Soon I will tire of printing others' designs and make my own. I also need to see why my ring design didn't start on the bed. Much learning to do here. As if I didn't have enough with school.

I can math, but it's not my favorite thing. Two engineers in the family though so it's an easy call for design help.
 
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I'll play around more this week. Soon I will tire of printing others' designs and make my own. I also need to see why my ring design didn't start on the bed. Much learning to do here. As if I didn't have enough with school.

I can math, but it's not my favorite thing. Two engineers in the family though so it's an easy call for design help.
Good luck! You're a smart cookie so I know you're going to make great things!
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Good luck! You're a smart cookie so I know you're going to make great things!
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Rain is coming from Ian this weekend and I work 30 odd hours starting Thursday morning so it needs doing now.
 
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I feel your pain. Busy times and repairs all in a time crunch are never fun.b you got this though!
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I'm really cooling to this whole home ownership thing. I'd love to say "not my house, not my problem".
 

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First reef related print done while doing homework.
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awesome! don't bother with the raft. If your prints aren't sticking turn your bed heat up.
though I'm still getting used to not using a glass bed so I may be fulla it.
 
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awesome! don't bother with the raft. If your prints aren't sticking turn your bed heat up.
though I'm still getting used to not using a glass bed so I may be fulla it.
I tried to turn off the raft for this one. It didn't even come unstuck so they both are in the tank. but I need to mess with the design or the printer because my plugs don't fit in this or the rack I printed after this.

I printed a garden plant label and it added a raft, that took more filament than the label did...
 
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when you slice it you can increase the size to 101% or something like that to fit the plugs. Sometimes I need to ream-out holes with a drill.
I might try that, but I found a model that fits 11mm frag plugs. mine are 5/8 inch (16mm). I'd need to grow it 5mm to fit. I'll see what I can break in CAD. Can I resize just part of it? I don't need the base or height to change.
 
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I might try that, but I found a model that fits 11mm frag plugs. mine are 5/8 inch (16mm). I'd need to grow it 5mm to fit. I'll see what I can break in CAD. Can I resize just part of it? I don't need the base or height to change.
Depends. You can ungroup it possibly and then select what you want to increase. Otherwise, if there's enough meat you can add a 16mm (or 16.5mm) hole over the existing 11mm hole.

Edit: doesn't look like enough meat.
 
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Depends. You can ungroup it possibly and then select what you want to increase. Otherwise, if there's enough meat you can add a 16mm (or 16.5mm) hole over the existing 11mm hole.

Edit: doesn't look like enough meat.
Here is the part exactly.
It should be good practice to grow the top ring then try to align the supports to meet the new dimension. If all else fails, I can stretch the design along x and y till I have the size I need.
 
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